Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the final practice for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen. His top speed was 127.333 mph, which was set early in the session.
Jeff Gordon was running just outside the top 10 with one lap remaining in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono Raceway, but as drivers ran out of gas in front of him, he advanced to third at the checkers.
Jeff Gordon has struggled throughout the weekend at Pocono Raceway. He posted only the 21st-fastest time (173.842 mph) in Saturday mornings session for the Windows 10 400 and was 15th (172.891) on the final practice speed chart with 15 minutes remaining.
For the first time since April, Jeff Gordon earned three consecutive top-10s at Daytona International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He finished ninth in the 5-Hour Energy 301.
While Clint Bowyer was attempting to leave the garage, he ran into the back of Jeff Gordon’s car. Significant damage was sustained by the No. 24 and it will probably cause him to miss the remainder of the morning session. Bowyer should be able to return to the track.
Jeff Gordon failed in his final bid to win a race at Kentucky Speedway—the only Cup track on which he has competed without a victory.
Kentucky Speedway is the only track visited by NASCAR on which Jeff Gordon has not yet won, which means a victory there must be on his bucket list for this week before he retires at the end of the 2015 season.
Jeff Gordon crashed on the final lap of both the Daytona 500 and Geico 500 earlier this season to finish in the 30s, so it came as little surprise to see him spinning as the checkers waved. Fortunately he had already crossed the finish line on the final lap and was credited with sixth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The iconic 'rainbow paint scheme' will appear on Jeff Gordon's No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS one last time under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a speed of 198.604 mph.
Jeff Gordon spent only about 35 laps inside the top 10 at Dover from the 400 that made up the distance, but he made them count. He was running 11th and had just lost a lap to the leaders when a caution waved on lap 377. With only a few drivers left on the lead lap, he gained one more spot to finish 10th.
Jeff Gordon knows it will be difficult to match the feeling he gets racing after this season, but broadcasting could provide something close to it.
Jeff Gordon has three all-star wins with the latest of these coming in 2001. He followed that with several more top-10s and a third in 2006, but he has suffered through several bad runs since and failed to crack the top 10 in his last eight starts.
Jeff Gordon utilized the same strategy as race-winner Jimmie Johnson and third-place Dale Earnhardt Jr.—who also happen to be his teammates. He finished fourth on old tires and earned his second top-five of the season.